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Boeing Stearman PT-17

Iliad Design, 1/48 scale


Catalogue Number and Description

Iliad Design Item No. 48030 - Boeing Stearman PT-17




Contents and Media:

Decal Sheet and Full colour placement and painting guide.


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Review Type:

First Look


Good colour saturation; perfect register; thin carrier film; excellent colour instruction sheet..


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AHighly Recommended.

Reviewed by Mick Evans

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F i r s t L o o k



Iliad Design Decals of Canada has produced another fine quality decal sheet with this one depicting schemes for Boeing Stearman PT-17.  This sheet contains markings for five US aircraft in the early 1940s.  

The decals are superbly printed with good colour saturation and excellent register. 



As usual the carrier film is ultra thin and my experience with these decals that I have used in the past is that the decals will snuggle down into the surface detail well if handled carefully.  I always use decal setting solution as a matter of habit but this is not essential.  The carrier film almost totally disappears under a coat of clear.

The instruction sheet is in full colour and contains good placement detail.

The markings for the five aircraft are as follows:

  • Stearman PT-17 Serial Number BP-30 used by No 4 British Flight Training School (BFTS) based at Mesa in Arizona in the early 1940s.  The aircraft is in the standard US Army Scheme of Light Blue #43 and Yellow #4.

  • Stearman PT-17 Serial number 216546 based at Kunming China in 1943.  The aircraft is finished in the US equivalent of Dark Green with Earth blotches.

  • Stearman N2S-3 (USN PT-17) Serial number 39123 in 1943.  The aircraft is finished in Aluminium Dope and FS13538 Orange Yellow.

  • Stearman N2S-3 (USN PT-17) Serial number 29950 based at Grosse Ile in Michigan in 1943.  The aircraft was originally built for the US Army Air Force and retained the standard US Army Scheme of Light Blue #43 and Yellow #4.

  • Stearman PT-27 (Canadian PT-17) Serial number FJ8888 of 36 EFTS at Pearce Alberta in Summer 1942.  The aircraft is finished in overall FS 13538 Orange Yellow.



Thanks to Iliad Design for the sample

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This Page Created on 8 September, 2016
Last updated 9 September, 2016

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